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Airflow Deflector Mod

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Following carrying out 'The PSU Mod' to RE-reverse the PSU, in the Nine-Hundred, one of the Guys, on the forum had an idea, it may cause 'dead spots' (airflow wise), at the bottom of the case.

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To eliminate this, the possibility of 'eddy' currents, and to channel the air, directly from the bottom drivecage towards the Graphics card, I decided to make an : Air Deflector.

First, I made a cardboard template, The odd shape is to 'clear' the PSU cable hole, and a couple of cable ties :

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Luckily, I had some 3mm Aluminium :

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Fitted. (with a strip of Weatherseal, between it and the PSU, to prevent 'rattle').

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and Side view:

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Side fan 'Blanking Plate' Mod :

Because I was going to be using the Thermalright Ultra mounted vertically, I wouldn't be able to fit a Side 120mm fan.

I didn't fancy the idea of most of my two front 120's air, escaping out of the hole.

You Can buy a plain (windowless) side panel from: Antec ....... but, Hey! we're trying to save a bit of money here, right ?

I got a piece of 3mm plywood, cut it to size, sprayed it: Satin Matt Black (should've used 'primer', first ! Doh) :

 

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Added some 'weatherseal'/draught excluder, for a more airtight fit :

 

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Push fitted to side panel, using existing 'pins and tabs' :

 

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Exterior view :

 

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Cheers

terminator

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